- Jul 2019
This is exactly what my Ducati dealer also suggested doing at next service... they also replaced the fluid with a high temp race spec.
According to them 'Race spec' clutch oil remedies this 'boiling' issue for many (not all?) in most cases.
Indeed additionally REAL proper bleeding as @stealthblack is teaching us, might still be additionally required to cover for all suffering this issue?
Still why doesn't Bologna create a (forced) RCL or revise its existing TSB (i.e. hose only) for this potentially dangerous issue or at least actively advice dealers to also replace the OEM clutch-fluid with a WSBK/MotoGP alternative?
Makes sense to me to only put heat-resistant racing grade fluids in it, since all 1000cc+ Pani's are WSBK homologations and V4 is even a MotoGP derivative.
They obviously suffer even more if proper airflow -to cool them down- is absent when in city traffic!
Really, when this happened to me for the first time it was in the morning at cold start.
Ignorant and unaware of the issue at hand, the bike started rolling immediately.
All I could do with an almost fully engaged engine dragging the bike forward, was braking to force the bike to stop and stall the engine.
The alternative to engine key or kill-switch it off, would have have stopped the bike too abrupt I reckoned?
If I had only slightly panicked while dodging the pillars in that dark garage trying to stop the bike...